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U of Kansas beat in Kansas City?

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by michael_badley, Dec 14, 2011.

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  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Brady has been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter tonight. DeArmond is retiring off the Mizzou beat this year as well. The college coverage will look a lot different at the Star.
  3. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    I'm fairly familiar with the paper, and anyone who can report and write their ass off may want to get their stuff in quickly, as in yesterday. This isn't going to be a long process.
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    DeArmond's replacement wrote an open letter to Tigerboard, the Mizzou fanboard, introducing himself, and promised that he's not a Jayhawk fan.

    Frankly, as a (somewhat former) journalist, I'm not sure how I felt about that. On the one hand, it helped answer a ton of questions in the minds of a good chunk of his most devout readers...but on the other hand, it seemed a bit like pandering to the blogosphere.
  5. Charlie_Hustle

    Charlie_Hustle New Member

    He may have done that because the KC Star's current beat writer for Kansas State is a KU grad. That ruffled some feathers among K-State fans who claim he's biased, even though he does an honest, accurate job reporting on the Wildcats.
  6. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Is this an actual opening or a predicted one? McClatchy site doesn't have anything.
  7. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Word on the street is, send your resumes.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They've already sent out feelers to a few people.

    Would this be the safest of the college beats at the KC Star? These days you just never know when they're going to start sharing content and eliminating beats.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    No job at any newspaper should be considered safe.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't know... If you're the football writer for a SEC school at the local paper, I think it's safe to say your job will never be eliminated or outsourced. I think those are the safest sports jobs in the country.

    That said, the paper can fold.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    What would be the order of the top five beats at The Star?

    1. Chiefs
    2. Royals
    3. KU
    4. Missouri
    5. K-State

    I remember there was a stretch in the 1990s where it seemed like The Star would cover every Big 8 football game. I'd pick up the paper and unless it was Okie State-Iowa State, they seemed to have a staffer there. Then again, this was when Colorado and Nebraska were consistently the best two teams in the conference, and between them and three local teams, there was a lot to cover.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, even if the writer from KC is 10X as talented as the guys from the hometown paper, that's still tough when they have that many people there...
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